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Canoe Marathon TIP

ICF Canoe Marathon New Nation Talent Identification Programme (TIP) 2018

In the framework of the ICF Development Programme, the Talent Identification Programme will be organized for the Canoe Marathon discipline for canoe and kayak paddlers in 2018

The principal target of the TIP is to identify and promote talented athletes in canoe marathon who have potential for further improvement and who, without the ICF/POR canoe federation’s financial support, wouldn’t be able participate in the World Championships.

The programme will be held in connection with the Canoe Marathon World Championships in Prado Vila Verde, Portugal, from September 6-9, 2018, and will include a training camp for approximately one week prior to the competition.

The project provides priority for male and female kayak and canoe paddlers from countries which are new to Canoe Marathon or have not taken part in a Canoe Marathon World Championships before.

This means that in case there are available places, countries new to marathon in canoes could be considered.

The programme

The invited athletes will participate in a training camp and in the U23 or Senior World Championships in Prado Vila Verde, Portugal from September 6-9 with a coach's assistance.  Please note: Juniors (athletes under 18 years of age) will only be considered if they can be accompanied by another adult TIP applicant or an accompanying adult fully funded by the paddler's National Federation.

Application for the programme

Applications can be sent on the application form by national federations which have not entered the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships before, other than through a previous TIP programme.

-       The age limit of the athletes is 15 to 23 of years. (Birth years are 1996-2003)

Applications and any queries should be sent to Tim Cornish at: cornisht@mweb.co.za before June 30, 2018.

The camp will be limited to approximately 10 athletes, so please apply early.

Athletes may be invited to continue in the TIP in the coming years, taking into consideration their progress and cooperation with organisers, coaches, team members and officials.

The applicant national federations will receive the decision on their application for the programme before July 15, 2018

Financial conditions

-       Expenses including accommodation, local transport, boat rental and accreditation fee will be covered or arranged by the POR Host Organisation.

-       Travel to and from Portugal, including any visa costs, must be paid by the participant's National Federation.

Download the application form